Day 12: Time Crunch
Everywhere you look you will find the cyclic operation of life - birth, young life, reproduction, parenthood, old age, death. Everything in the universe exists according to a cycle, even on a cosmic scale this proves true; stars live and die, as do planets, galaxies, etc. You exist according to cycles as well, a microcosm of this is your daily routine - you wake up, complete your tasks for the day and return to sleep to do it again. Zooming out a bit: you were born, you have your life to live and you will eventually die; out even more, your spirit was created, it has gone through it's various incarnations and eventually your spirit will return to source to be recycled into a completely different incarnation.
Out of all these cycles in which life exists, there is no number that calculates when each of these cycles begin of end; however, one agreement you have been taught since you were young is that time is very real and inescapable. As a child, chances are you learned to tell time almost immediately after learning what numbers meant. From that point on, your whole life has been based around the clock; you were taught to be a slave to the clock - and you agreed without a second thought. You are not alone in this, we have all made the same agreement, but you don't have to stay enslaved to time, you can make time your friend and learn to operate outside of the current construct of time.
A man was born in the 1879 that changed the way everyone viewed time, as well as many other things. Einstein's theory of relativity was revolutionary, showing that time is not constant but mutable. Obviously there is much more to this theory, yet this highlights the important part of this theory: If time is not constant, you are not bound by it. Great, but what does that actually mean? This is not an excuse to be late for everything or to disregard time altogether, what this means is that you can dictate your relationship with time. A new theory around time has been introduced called Einstein Time which says that you create time in your own life, and therefore you always have as much time as you need. Doesn't that sound like a much better relationship to have with time that being a slave to the clock?
When you can truly embrace this theory and assimilate it into your life you will start to see that you are always on time to your appointments. You will never feel rushed or in a hurry, and you will have plenty of time to accomplish everything on your to-do list. This is a shift that may take some practice, so be gentle with yourself as you adopt this into your life. Also, you will need to let go of your current relationship with time before creating a new one, so take a good, hard look at your relationship with time today - without judgement - and get a clear idea of what you're working with. Then you will be ready to go through a complete transformation in your relationship with time.
Next time you feel like you don't have enough time, remember:
You are the creator of time!
Time is relative; you always have as much time as you think you do.
1. How often do you notice yourself thinking "I don't have enough time?" What does it feel like to not have enough time?
2. What would it be like if you were the master of your own time? What would you get accomplished? How is this different from the way you live your life now?
3. Begin to imagine time as an intelligent being. Begin to create a visual image of what this being looks like, acts like and sounds like. Use all your senses to create the most vivid visualization possible. Tomorrow, use the World of Agreements Detox to release this being and create a new relationship with Time.
4. Begin to imagine a being that represents Time to you in an ideal way. What does this being look like? How do they act? What do they sound like? Create this ideal being using all your senses, and keep it close to use in the detox tomorrow.
Use the Finding Your Voice Attention Training for one more day, and continue to practice the Embodied Yes / No Meditation. Get ready for the World of Agreements Detox, it's coming tomorrow!